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Morphological similarities of single-walled nanotubes and polymers adsorbed on nanowires
 

Summary: Morphological similarities of single-walled nanotubes and polymers
adsorbed on nanowires
Thomas Vogel,1,
Tali Mutat,2,
Joan Adler,2,
and Michael Bachmann1,
1
Center for Simulational Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
2
Department of Physics, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 32000, Israel
We show that in their tubelike phase, nanowire-adsorbed polymers exhibit strong structural sim-
ilarities to morphologies known from single-walled carbon and boron nanotubes. By means of
computer simulations of a coarse-grained bead-spring model, we investigate structural properties of
polymer tube conformations and compare these with triangular and hexagonal atomic arrangements
in nanotubes.
PACS numbers: 82.35.Gh,05.10.Ln,61.48.De
I. INTRODUCTION
In a recent computational study, it could be shown
that flexible polymers interacting with a wirelike sub-

  

Source: Adler, Joan - Physics Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Physics